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Upcoming events

    • 19 Dec 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Samurai Japan: 700 Montgomery Hwy #178, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216


    Join us for our December Kayoubikai: Bonenkai (忘年会) at Samurai Japan, a great opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other people in our JASA community. All are welcome, whether you're a JASA member or not!

    Bonenkai (忘年会) is a traditional Japanese year-end party held in December, where participants gather to bid farewell to the past year, release stress, and embrace the upcoming year with a positive and festive atmosphere through socializing, food, and drinks!

    Please RSVP at least one day in advance. There is no cost to attend this event but everyone will be responsible for their own ticket at the end of the meal.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at

    We look forward to seeing you!

Kayoubikai (火曜日会)is our monthly outing to a local Japanese restaurant. Held on one Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other JASA members. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA and stay involved with our events!

Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community.

Our 2023 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum will be held at Birmingham Ross Bridge on November 9 - November 10. Stay tuned for more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities!

Each year, we celebrate with food, crafts, performances, and other activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden to welcome the Spring. Join us in April 2023 for Hanami (flower viewing) in Birmingham! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura (桜、さくら), only bloom for a few weeks each year.  In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see our Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!

Our next Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in March, 2024! We hope to see you there!

Contact Us

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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